What if Starbucks marketed like the Church? [video]

I post a lot of videos.  I apologize.  But for some reason, I've gotten to see a lot of great videos lately.  But this one is by far my favorite at the moment.

New blog BeyondRelevance.com has a video on what if Starbucks marketed like the church.  It is both damning of the church's failures in people-skills...and hilarious. (hat tip ThinkChristian)



Did you see the...

  • They had to park far away because the regulars took the close spots
  • Reserved parking spaces for the "Managers" and "Baristas"
  • Greeters ignoring people. Locked doors, only a few actually open.
  • HILARIOUS HILARIOUS POSTERS!!! BWA HA HA!
  • coffee is good. ALL THE TIME. And all the time...COFFEE IS GOOD.
  • Pointing out the visitors and embarassing them.
  • Making visitors fill out forms and such, instead of just feeding their souls.
  • "Java-lluia!"
  • "deep down inside, I know the beans been planted"
  • "I couldn't find the bathrooms."
  • "so, we'll see you next week, right?"

Thoughts? What do you think about the stereotypes? And what about your church...does it struggle with these same issues too?

2 comments:

Joel Klebanoff November 6, 2008 at 1:49 PM  

You mean Starbucks isn't The Church? It's my only place of worship. I believe, praise The Bean!

"So we'll see you next week?" Are they kidding? That's how I knew this video was fake. Truly pious Javaists of the Starbucks sect, such as myself, pray at least daily. And, yes, that does mean we take a vow of poverty.

vintagefranks.com November 6, 2008 at 4:07 PM  

Have you seen the book The Gospel According to Starbucks: Living with a Grande Passion by Leonard Sweet? I have it but have not had time to read it.

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